A soldier working for the White House contracted the new coronavirus, the American executive said on Thursday, adding that President Donald Trump had not been infected.
“We were recently informed by the White House medical service that a member of the United States military working in the White House compound had tested positive for coronavirus,” said Hogan Gidley, spokesperson for the presidency.
“The president (Donald Trump) and the vice president (Mike Pence) have since tested negative for the virus and remain healthy,” he added.
According to the CNN continuous news channel, the soldier in question is a member of the Navy in the direct service of Donald Trump.
The president’s immediate entourage is regularly subjected to tests, the results of which are known in about fifteen minutes.
This security system can nevertheless experience flaws, the journalists brought to approach the Head of State not being notably detected.
Although health officials in the country encourage him to do so, Donald Trump has so far refused to wear a mask, even during his Tuesday visit to an Arizona factory while manufacturing.